Fans of Pretty Little Liars knew someone was going to die heading into last night’s summer finale. But the question of who—and perhaps more importantly, which character would do the killing—remained unknown up until the final minutes of the episode.
After spending the episode helping the Liars track down recordings of Bethany Young’s therapy sessions and apaprently discovering solid proof that Alison DiLaurentis is “A,” Mona Vanderwaal, the Original “A,” put her life in the hands of one deadbolt … and it did not go well. Although her killer’s identity isn’t certain, there are strong hints that Ali murdered Mona. Whoever did it took Mona’s body with them, hauling her off in the trunk of a car in the final shot of the episode.
We caught up with Janel Parrish, the very alive actress behind the very dead Mona to talk about that death, her future on the show, and what comes next on PLL‘s first ever Christmas episode.